Predictive Policing Blog

Policing in the Time of Covid-19

Law enforcement patrol operations are based to a large degree on habit. Criminals tend to operate in zones where they feel comfortable, where the rewards outweigh the risks. The well-established criminological theory of repeat and near-repeat behavior confirms this across different crime types, from burglaries to vehicle crimes to violent crime.

Feature Spotlight: NEW Patrol Heat Map!

PredPol has made some significant new changes to our Patrol Heat Map feature. We have improved the color display scheme, added the ability to view the data underlying the boxes, and provided the capability to download box patrol data.  

PredPol Named to GovTech100 List for 5th Straight Year

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, 7 January 2020: PredPol, the market leader in predictive policing and patrol operations management, announced on January 7th that it has been added to the prestigious GovTech100 list for the fifth consecutive year. The GovTech100 list was created by Government Technology magazine to recognize innovative technology...

NEW Feature Spotlight: Interactive Map - Points of Interest Search & More!

This month PredPol has made several exciting new updates to our Patrol Operations Management solution! You are now able to display specific points of interest (like ATMs or liquor stores) on the map, alongside our other features. The Patrol Area selector has been redesigned for an improved user experience and we've improved the Event History...

NEW Feature Spotlight: Patrol Status

This month we are pleased to announce our newest feature, Patrol Status!

PredPol's New Expanded Analytics Dashboard is Here!

We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our processes and product. Here’s a rundown of all the changes we’ve made in an effort to give you, our police and security partners, a better PredPol experience.

Are Your Recruiting and Retention Strategies Working for You?

 As the job of law enforcement officers becomes increasingly complex, the adoption of emerging technology is essential to not only effectively delivering police services in an equitable and efficient manner, but in recruiting and retaining Millennial officers - especially since they make up a significant percentage of potential police...

PredPol Named to GovTech100 List for 4th Straight Year

Open Up Your Own Data With PredPol's NEW APIs

PredPol recently released our developer APIs and we’re very excited about it. API is a computer-speak acronym that means “application program interface.” In layman’s terms, an API is a software service that lets different applications share data with each other securely. This is a major step for PredPol as we evolve into becoming a broad law...

So You Think You Can Build Your Own Predictive Policing Platform?

The use of proactive police patrols to deter crime in targeted areas is a core concept of police operations. The reasoning behind this is that the presence of a police officer increases the risk for a potential offender and therefore has a deterrent effect. Predictive policing is simply the use of data analytics to make patrol recommendations that...